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March 6, 2019
With the cold Michigan Winter still keeping a grip on our weather, it’s easy to forget that farming is a profession prone to heat stress and a high risk of too much sun. But with the amount of work that occurs outside, extreme summer heat and humidity are vigorous weather conditions farm workers must face.
March 5, 2019
Stressed livestock are more likely to injure themselves, their handlers, and are more difficult to work with. Providing stockmanship training for workers handling livestock is key to preventing injuries.
March 4, 2019
Is your farm ready in the event of an accident, fire or a force of Mother Nature? Many times we take for granted being prepared for these unforeseen incidents. A little time planning up front can help you respond quickly and effectively when needed. Also, be sure to have a training program for new employees and go over your plan annually.
Farm Bureaus across the nation are mobilizing for Agricultural Safety Awareness Program Week or ASAP, March 3-9. U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers will join Farm Bureau in promoting the week with its theme “Safety: Know Your Limits.”
February 14, 2019
In just over a week’s time, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed a measure effectively nullifying Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order that would have abolished three Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) oversight panels advocated for by Michigan Farm Bureau in 2018.